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three or four weeks, we see a big tree case. i don't want palm trees on my treat. i want a six-foot box. everybody is very strongly felt about trees, i think. it happens constantly. >> it really brings out people's passions, which, as an -- as a forester, i'm always gratified to see. >> you're passionate. >> but this are also a -- oftentimes conflicts between trees and properties and developing a property, putting in a garage, you happen to have a tree in front of your house, you want to build a garage, you have to get a permit to take it out, we may not grant it automaticly, it can be a process that is challenging. >> we won't issue a permit to put in a garage or a curb cut, that requires a removal of the tree, until we get the tree removal permit first. so there's not a fate i've got my garage built and you can't have the tree standing in the way. >> used to happen a lot. the trees were, everybody forgot about us and then the garage was there, and people would say, you can't tell me i can't use my garage. >> then the little streets, how who is responsible for the trees and gardens and
the tree is big enough that it won't be damaged by that. >> i was wondering if you give advice, if someone has a particular house in a particular location, they know they need a tree, can you help them choose a good one? >> we can. if they're planting a tree in a sidewalk, they would fill out a tree planting permit application. it is really important, we encourage to contact us, because as i said earlier there, are species that won't do well in san francisco, and some of those windy foggy areas of the city, there's only a few tree that is will really thrive there. it is important to make sure you get. >> they can call your office? >> they can call the bureau, get on the website, we have some information on the website about species, we're trying to bolster that, friends of the urban forest is a nonprofit group. they good information on their website about which trees do well. we're happy to give that kind of advice, because we much rather have a healthy urban forest. >> if they wanted to call you, what number would they call? >> the best number. well to get to the bureau directly, 641-2676
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